CONTACT: FCCC Office of Legislative & Public Affairs, (850) 577-4658, Communications@FLClerks.com 2.420 Changes Video TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers (FCCC) is issuing a notice to the public about a recent amendment made by the Florida Supreme Court to Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.420 regarding the review and redaction of confidential information contained in certain court documents. In accordance with the amendment, “the clerk shall not be required to identify and designate information as confidential,” in small claims, county civil and most circuit civil court documents. Effective July 1, 2021, filers will be solely responsible for ensuring any confidential information contained in court records filed with the Clerk is appropriately identified for redaction in these cases. A filer is anyone who submits official court documents with the Clerk in order to start or support a legal action. If a filer drafting a document believes it contains confidential information, they should:
- Exclude the information if it isn’t necessary; or
- Complete a Notice of Confidential Information Within Court Filing form before filing.